Are You Hungry or Ready to Hit the Town? Discover New Jersey Dining and Entertainment

Cruising for cuisine? It can be tricky to locate only one place that pleases every palate. And after the sun goes down, which next stop will entertain your whole crowd?

What you might not know is that dining and nightlife in New Jersey are like many of the state’s attractions––all over the map, with something to satisfy everyone’s taste and style.

If you think New Jersey just might be the destination for you, read from our tips menu first:

Jersey Fresh is Always in Season

Dining is divine in New Jersey. After all, as the Garden State, it should come as no surprise that homegrown and harvested are its specialties. Bite into a cornucopia of Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables from famous farms and orchards, like Alstede Farms in Chester and Terhune Orchards in Princeton. Sample succulent seafood, straight from the bountiful Atlantic Ocean––sea scallops, lobster, crab, flounder, fluke and more!

Savor a World of Flavors

Expect feasts representing authentic, multicultural cuisines. New Jersey is a food lover's paradise, offering ethnic restaurants that range from Indian to Italian, Japanese to Brazilian, and beyond. You could travel the globe for their distinctive dishes, or simply take your taste buds on a statewide journey to pin down a winner. Traditional or fusion, there’s no passport needed! To begin, Fornos of Spain in Newark and Calandra's Italian Village in Caldwell?

Indulge in Fine Dining and Wine…

Celebrity chefs. Award-winnning food and wine. New Jersey boasts a dazzling array of glamorous, fine-dining restaurants, making it a "must" for any foodie's itinerary. The state has a long, successful history in the wine industry, too. Tour ––and toast to over 40 exceptional wineries along six wine trails, such as Tomasello Winery (the state's largest) in Hammonton and Renault Winery (the state's oldest) in Egg Harbor City.

…Or Keep It Cozy at a Diner

Colorful and bustling, New Jersey is the diner capital of the world. With over 600 diners scattered statewide, you’re sure to find a favorite booth to slide into. From massive burgers at the Clinton Station Diner to hash at the historic Hightstown Diner, these popular, nostalgic eateries are famed for their family atmosphere and delicious, homemade fare. Whether at a diner or another kind of casual eatery, early risers and late-nighters alike appreciate New Jersey restaurants’ thick menus and friendly service.

Experience Vivacious Nightlife

Seeking a neighborhood bar in a quiet town? How about a party atmosphere in an urban setting? The Garden State offers a surprising variety of popular spots. In New Jersey, enjoy both down-to-earth, familiar locales and shockingly cosmopolitan cities pulsating with sophisticated energy, cutting-edge entertainment and electrifying nightlife. That’s just for starters.

Explore All of Your Appetizing Interests

Search what New Jersey’s dining and entertainment is serving up. Plus, check out the annual calendar of events and festivals for the state’s full slate of delectable celebrations, like food-themed events, festivals and fairs, and beer and wine tastings.

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